Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette, sliced thin on the bias
  • optional: 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3-1/2 cup good quality blue cheese, such as Roquefort or Stilton, room temperature
  • 1-2 Pinata apples
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

These no-fuss crostinis combine tangy blue cheese with perfectly caramelized Pinata apples for an hors d'oeuvre to impress.

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  • Yield
    12 servings
  • Prep time
  • Cook time
  • Total time
  • Cuisine
    European, American
  • In Category
    Appetizer, Side dish, Snacks
  • Level
    Intermediate

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. If using, lightly brush each slice of baguette with olive oil (the oil will add flavor and richness). Spread the bread in a single layer on a large baking sheet and toast in the oven until crisp and golden, 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  3. Once the crostini has cooled, spread a thin layer of blue cheese on each slice.
  4. WIthout peeling, core the apple and cut it in half from stem to tip. Place each half flat on a cutting board and slice very thinly.
  5. Heat a large skillet (preferably nonstick) over medium-high heat, and add 1/2 tablespoon butter. When the butter begins to sizzle, add half of the apple slices and allow them to caramelize, turning periodically so that they brown on both sides.
  6. Once the apple slices have softened and caramelized, remove them from the pan and set aside. Repeat with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter and apple slices.
  7. Top each crostini with 1-2 apple slices. Serve warm or at room temperature.

(Note: for best results, don’t overcrowd the skillet. The apples can be done in 4 batches instead of 2 if necessary).

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories: 253
    • Fat Content: 6.2g
    • Cholesterol Content: 7mg
    • Sodium Content: 502mg
    • Carbohydrate Content: 41.4g
    • Fiber Content: 2.4g
    • Sugar Content: 5.5g
    • Protein Content: 8.8g